[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#679867: libxml2: "failed to load external entity" for HTTPS

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Wed May 30 16:31:27 BST 2018

Control: retitle -1 libxml2: "failed to load external entity" for https
Control: severity -1 important

On 2017-01-23 14:30:48 -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
> This is becoming a bigger problem as a greater percentage of the web moves
> over to HTTPS. I was trying to work on an IETF RFC draft and that's no
> longer possible using libxml2 because URLs like
> http://xml.resource.org/public/rfc/bibxml/reference.RFC.1321.xml now
> unconditionally redirect to HTTPS.

Yes, https is now the standard. I now have this problem with mpfr.org
(https is new, and HSTS even newer), after some hard time trying to
find the cause (to make things worse, the error message is very

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